MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - As part of the company's global
and longstanding mandate to operate in an environmentally sustainable
and responsible fashion, Ricoh Canada Inc. is introducing TreeFrog - a
paper product made entirely from sugar cane that is certified for use
on its line of business equipment.
This initiative, created through a partnership with paper manufacturer
TreeZero, provides a consumable that is both biodegradable and
compostable, and can be recycled alongside traditional paper. "Sugar
cane is a very innovative approach to paper production. Trees require
something in the order of decades of growth before harvesting. Contrast
that with the incredibly rapid growth of sugar cane, where you have as
many as two harvests per year, and you can see what a compelling idea
this really is," said David Armstrong, VP Marketing for Ricoh Canada.
TreeFrog paper is sourced from a by-product of sugar cane production,
so instead of burning the sugar cane or dropping the waste into
landfill, the sugar cane husk is converted into high-quality paper.
TreeFrog paper can be used for print volumes ranging from everyday use
to production printing. Priced competitively, TreeFrog paper has the
potential to drive significant environmental and financial cost savings
for customers, while delivering excellent print quality thanks to
reduced roller dusting when compared to the print quality of regular
According to Armstrong, "exploring ways to embed environmental
sustainability directly into our business has always been part of the
Ricoh mission, and TreeFrog paper provides another high-quality,
environmentally responsible alternative for our customers."
TreeZero Vice President, Jim Rochford, echoes these sentiments: "Ricoh
is a natural partner for this kind of progressive product, as it speaks
to their very well established vision for a sustainable future - which
is, of course, something we at TreeZero also subscribe to."
TreeFrog paper is now available in the Canadian market through Ricoh
About Ricoh Canada Inc.
Ricoh Canada Inc, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 75-year old leading supplier of
office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2010
sales in excess of $23 billion.
Ricoh Canada Inc. is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's
fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share
information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to
control the input, management and output of documents.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be
accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh.ca.
TreeZero is dedicated to providing the most environmentally-friendly
paper products on Earth. All TreeZero products are 100 percent tree
free, meaning they contain no wood or wood-based fibers including
post-consumer waste that originated in wood. Founded in 2009 to address
the growing need for environmentally sustainable practices in the paper
industry, TreeZero is ISO 9001 certified and provides the highest
quality products that eliminate the need to log forests for paper
consumption. Striving to further its commitment to and responsibility
for the environment, TreeZero currently offers a tree-free copy paper
called TreeFrog. For additional information, visit www.treezeropaper.com.
SOURCE Ricoh Canada Inc.
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